FAQs About Periodontal Surgery - Aliso Viejo, CA
Q: What exactly is the difference between periodontal disease and gum disease?
A: Periodontal disease is defined as the moderate to advanced stages of gum disease, which is a condition that begins as gingivitis. When this early stage is left untreated, harmful bacteria accumulate beneath the gum line and can cause destruction of the bone and supporting structures that hold our teeth in place. As a progressive condition, periodontal disease is characterized by bone loss and tooth loss if it remains unaddressed.
Q: What is the best way to treat periodontal disease?
A: Laser treatment with the LANAP® protocol is one of the most effective and minimally invasive ways to treat periodontal disease. Compared with traditional gum surgery, LANAP® treatment induces only minimal discomfort and offers the most predictable results.
Q: What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?
A: Treating gum disease with the LANAP® protocol means patients enjoy a fast healing time and the preservation of healthy tissues. Laser treatment also promotes bone regeneration around the tooth structure and generally will not contribute to receding gums.
Q: How do I know whether a laser procedure is safe?
A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser used to perform the LANAP® protocol is FDA cleared for the treatment of gum disease and is backed by research and scientific studies. Dr. Cho is trained and credentialed to perform laser gum surgery with the LANAP® protocol.
Q: How do I know if this is the right procedure for me?
A: If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and need gum surgery, consider the benefits of a laser procedure. Dr. Cho can provide more information about LANAP® treatment during your visit. Schedule your gum disease consultation in Aliso Viejo, CA with Dr. Cho today!